About Us

Daniel M. Gross

Campus Writing & Communication Coordinator

Daniel M. Gross is Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in the Critical Theory Emphasis. His research in rhetoric runs along three tracks: writing and communication, history of the disciplines, and medical humanities. Book publications include The Cambridge History of Rhetoric, Volume 5: Modern Rhetoric after 1900, edited with Steven J. Mailloux and LuMing Mao (Cambridge University Press, 2025); Being-Moved: Rhetoric As the Art of Listening (University of California Press, 2020); Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities (University of Chicago Press, 2017); Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective (University of Chicago Press, 2014), edited with Frank Biess; The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science (University of Chicago Press, 2006). Heidegger and Rhetoric (State University of New York Press, 2005), edited with Ansgar Kemmann.

Matthew Luskey

Coordinator, Writing across the Curriculum & Writing in the Disciplines

Matt joined the CWCC team in Fall 2023, after serving for seven years as Assistant Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of Minnesota. He collaborates closely with faculty, graduate student instructors, teaching assistants, and departments across UCI on writing-related matters, including writing assignment design and assessment, utilizing effective practices in teaching and responding to student writing, and integrating writing into the major. He enjoys the dialogical nature of this work, which takes many forms—individual consultations, workshops, symposiums, panels, discussions, and writing retreats. His work in WAC + WID draws on experiences in writing program administration and in the classroom, where he has taught courses in literature, composition, film, media aesthetics, Liberal Studies, and Education. 

Iveta Cruse

Iveta Cruse

Assistant to the Campus Writing & Communication Coordinator

MA, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Iveta started her administrative career at the University of California, Irvine in 2000. She graduated from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria with a MA in Italian Language and Literature. She also attended courses at the University of Perugia, Italy. Her interests involve philological studies, linguistics, translations, and poetry.

Leah Senatro

Leah Senatro

Campus Writing & Communication GSR

Leah is an English PhD candidate at UCI working towards completing the Medical Humanities emphasis. Her research explores the rhetorical consequences of the body and sensorial experience as well as digital multimodal composition. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Santa Clara University in 2019.

Emily Brauer Rogers

Emily Brauer Rogers

Writing Placement Coordinator

Emily Brauer Rogers is a Senior Lecturer in the Composition Program at UC Irvine as well as serving as the Writing Placement Coordinator. She has taught both upper and lower division writing for almost twenty years. She also served as the course director for Writing 39B (now Writing 50) and the Online and Instructional Technologies Coordinator for the Composition Program. In her role as Writing Placement Coordinator, she enjoys helping students find the best place to start their writing journey at UCI. She has developed two online writing courses for UC’s Online Education and previously worked as an Instructional Designer at UCI’s DLC. She received her Masters in Professional Writing from University of Southern California in playwriting and screenwriting.

Our Goals


faculty and staff who teach writing and communication across campus


with departments on the development of coordinated writing and communication pedagogy plans


connection across campus for teachers of writing and communication through interactive workshops, certificates, and panels


research and community in rhetorical studies and writing studies at the graduate and faculty levels


links between first-year writing, and writing and communication in the disciplines


upper-division writing and communication


The following principles guide the CWCC in its various endeavors:
  • Writing is one important modality of communication along with spoken/aural, visual, kinetic, and technological communication  
  • Writing is a mode of learning as well as a way of communicating disciplinary knowledge
  • Writing is discipline-specific: i.e., people write within discourse communities, each with its own audiences, genres, forms, and standards
  • Writing is always a rhetorical act, emerging from a context, addressing an audience, and serving a purpose
  • Learning to write is a life-long process within which the four years of undergraduate study play a crucial role


We’re located on the ground level at Science Library (building 520 on the campus map), the first door to your left as you enter the library’s courtyard area from Ring Road.